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News & Events

Bethel College shares its story with a number of audiences through the work of the Office of Institutional Communications. They promote Bethel, its people, programs and achievements through:

  • media relations
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  • digital media
  • video
  • photography
  • advertising

Bethel College News

Kiley McCord

McCord steps in as interim to lead dance program

December 23rd, 2020

Bethel Athletics announces the appointment of Kiley McCord as interim head coach for the Thresher competitive dance program.       This follows the Dec. 15 announcement of Ashley Davis’s resignation as head dance coach. “We are excited to have Kiley lead our program during this upcoming competitive dance season,” said Tony Hoops, director of… Read More

Christmas tree detail

Bethel announces reduced hours for the holidays

December 18th, 2020

Some holiday closures and changes in hours on campus remain in effect through Jan. 11.         Kauffman Museum has returned to normal hours – Tues.-Fri., 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Sat. and Sun. 1:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m., closed Mondays.  The current special exhibit (from the Smithsonian, with sponsorship by Humanities Kansas) is “Crossroads: Change in… Read More

Lighting of the Green, 2019

Lighting of the Green can still be viewed online

December 8th, 2020

The 35th iteration of the college’s Advent tradition took place Sunday, Dec. 13, with participants from (almost literally) everywhere. And it can be seen on Bethel's YouTube channel at As has been true of so many Bethel College events in the fall 2020 semester, the annual Lighting of the Green was… Read More

Detail from "Crossroads" exhibit

Smithsonian exhibit puts rural at the center

December 8th, 2020

This is the last week to see the special exhibit at Kauffman Museum (through Sunday, Jan. 17). The museum has partnered with Humanities Kansas to bring the Smithsonian Institution's traveling exhibit to the local area. Kauffman Museum has built on the photographs, hands-on activities and audio and video clips provided by the Smithsonian in the “… Read More

Detail from "The Vineyard" by Denise Brueggeman

New work calls on memories and artifacts from the past

November 17th, 2020

Denise Brueggeman’s exhibit now in the Regier Art Gallery is new, and yet not new. “Noir + More” is in the gallery located in Luyken Fine Arts Center. The artist reception is scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 19, from 6-8 p.m. (Please note that face coverings must be worn, and distancing protocols observed, on the Bethel campus.) “All this work has… Read More

Ad Building in fall

Bethel joins online job recruiting platform for students, young alumni

November 9th, 2020

One obstacle college students and young alumni face is knowing where to look for internship or job opportunities, both nationwide and locally.  Bethel and the new Office of Career and Leadership Development have recently invested in an online platform to assist students and new alumni launch their careers. Handshake, “a jobs community for… Read More

About Bethel

As the first Mennonite college founded in North America, Bethel College celebrates a tradition of progressive Christian liberal arts education, diversity within community, and lifelong learning.